What is microneedling with PRP?
Do you struggle with unwanted signs of aging like fine lines or sun damage? Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy (CIT), is a very effective tool for skin rejuventation. The addition of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can boost your results and provide even more dramatic anti-aging benefits.
At Concordia Star Medical Aesthetics in Puyallup, WA, we offer microneedling with PRP to resurface the skin and correct common problems like hyperpigmentation and acne scars. This safe and noninvasive treatment can help you regain your confidence and overall glow. Learn more about this popular cosmetic procedure by meeting with Dr. Ladie Araña-Domondon or our experienced aestheticians today.
who is a candidate for microneedling with PRP?
Microneedling with platelet-rich plasma is generally safe and can be used on most skin types and tones. However, Concordia Star Medical Aesthetics will review your medical history and examine the potential treatment areas to make sure you are a good candidate for this treatment. Patients with active skin lesions, open wounds, or certain skin issues like psoriasis are not ideal candidates for microneedling at this time.
Here are some of the benefits to microneedling with PRP in Puyallup:
- Improve uneven skin tone
- Diminish wrinkles and fine lines
- Improve dull complexion
- Reduce acne scars
What to expect during microneedling with PRP
Microneedling with PRP involves drawing a small amount of blood and placing it into a centrifuge to separate the healing platelets from the other components. Afterward, we use the cutting-edge Eclipse MicroPen® to create controlled microscopic wounds in the skin. Your body responds to these wounds by producing new elastin and collagen as part of the repair process. Dr. Araña-Domondon then applies platelet-rich plasma to the skin during microneedling. Our team may also recommend topical gels or serums to help improve the health and appearance of your complexion.
How long is recovery after microneedling with PRP?
Microneedling with PRP has minimal to no side effects, but it's important to understand that some patients have more sensitive skin than others. The needles used during microneedling may cause mild to moderate redness, irritation, itching, swelling, or bruising at the treatment site. These side effects are common and should resolve within a few days. Concordia Star Medical Aesthetics can provide detailed guidelines for post-procedural care in Puyallup so you feel as comfortable as possible while waiting for results.
Microneedling with PRP FAQs
How does microneedling with PRP compare to surgery?
Microneedling with PRP does deliver similar results as cosmetic surgery, which means many of our patients prefer this treatment instead of going under the knife. However, individuals with more extensive corrections like sagging or hanging skin may opt for a facelift instead. Concordia Star Medical Aesthetics can perform an assessment and determine if this treatment will produce the rejuvenating results you're looking for.
How do you prepare for microneedling with PRP?
Following our skin care guidelines ensures you have the safest and most effective results from microneedling with PRP. Here's how to prepare your skin for treatment in Puyallup:
- Avoid direct sun exposure and tanning beds for at least one week before treatment
- Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated and plump
- Remove all the makeup, cosmetics, and moisturizers before arriving at your appointment
How do you take care of your skin after microneedling with PRP?
After microneedling with PRP, it's important to continue caring for your skin at home. Dr. Araña-Domondon recommends the following:
- Continue to avoid sun exposure and tanning beds
- Avoid swimming for at least three days
- Avoid strenuous exercises for at least three days
- Do not use any powered cleansing brushes
- Do not use any products that contain Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acid, Retinol, or scrubs
Refresh and rejuvenate your skin
Skin issues like wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tone don't have to be a part of growing older. If you're interested in microneedling with PRP for total skin rejuvenation, contact a member of our aesthetic team in Puyallup, WA. Dr. Ladie Araña-Domondon and the professionals at Concordia Star Medical Aesthetics can answer your questions and set up a skin assessment to see if this cutting-edge treatment is right for your needs.
Microneedling and PRP Reviews
"Absolutely amazing results with my first microneedling treatment. This team is amazing and the services they offer cover pretty much everything you need to look and feel your best . I am looking forward to my next treatments and cannot wait to see the outcome. Everyone here is very kind, patient , understanding and highly skilled at their profession I am so glad I found this place . Thank you 🙂🙂🙂 Dr Domomdon is amazing ."- M.H. / Google / Aug 06, 2019
"I absolutely love my results from the excellent services and staff at Concordia! I've seen so much improvement in my skin and overall appearance as a result of microneedling. I recently tried microblading. What a fantastic brow makeover!"- D.B. / Google / Aug 06, 2017